10 odd facts about 11/12/13
Everything you need to know about one of the most iconic dates of the year.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Although many brides and grooms believe that it’s good luck to tie the knot on a sequential date — say, Nov. 12 of 2013 — perhaps the luck may reside simply in the ease of remembering said anniversary date: 11/12/13. (Of course, not everyone agrees on the month, day, year format for dates, which isn't used widely outside the U.S. The upside? There's another day with the same auspicious date, and it falls on Dec. 11.)
Regardless of your feelings about using lucky numbers to plan life events, this particular date has a lot to offer anyone with a penchant for number games.
What else does the day have in store? Consider the following:
1. It is the 316th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 49 days remaining until the end of the year.
2. David's Bridal estimates that more than 3,000 couples will get married on 11/12/13; compared to Nov. 11 of last year, that’s a 722 percent increase.
3. Fueling the rush to the altar on 11/12 this year is the rarity of it: the next consecutively-numbered date doesn’t roll along until Dec. 13, 2014.
4. After that, in purest numerical form, another consecutive date won’t mark the calendar again until next century.
5. At 2:11:21 a.m., it will be 12/11 2:11:21 which is three repeats of three numbers: 121-121-121.
6. At 8:09:10 a.m., the time and date will read as 8:09:10 11/12/13, a full complement of consecutive numbers.
7. At 2:15:16 p.m., when stated in military time, it will be 11/12/13 14:15:16; a series of six increasing numbers.
8. For a simple sequence, at 9:10 p.m., it will be 9:10 11/12/13.
9. At 10:21:11 p.m., when stated in military time, it will be 11/12 22:21:11, which gives us a palindrome of 11122-22111.
10. If your inner number nerd is still hungry for more, there are a total of 22 date patterns for 11/12/13 listed on the Date Pattern Calculator.
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